adj. [L. alveolus, small cavity]
Deeply pitted or having the appearance of a honeycomb.

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  • Alveolate — Al ve*o*late, a. [L. alveolatus, fr. alveolus.] (Bot.) Deeply pitted, like a honeycomb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alveolate — [al vē′əlāt΄idal vē′ə lit] adj. [L alveolatus, hollowed out < alveolus, ALVEOLUS] honeycombed; full of small cavities: also alveolated [al vē′əlāt΄id] alveolation n …   English World dictionary

  • alveolate — adjective Date: circa 1823 pitted like a honeycomb < alveolate pollen > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Alveolate — Taxobox name = Alveolata image caption = Ceratium hirundinella fossil range = Ediacaran [cite journal first = C. W. last = Li coauthors = et al title = Ciliated protozoans from the Precambrian Doushantuo Formation, Wengan, South China journal =… …   Wikipedia

  • Alvéolate — Alveolata Alvéolobiontes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • alveolate — alveolation, n. /al vee euh lit, layt /, adj. having alveoli; deeply pitted, as a honeycomb. Also, alveolated. [1830 40; < L alveolatus. See ALVEOLUS, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • alveolate — 1. adjective Having a structure containing honeycomb like cavities 2. noun A grouping of protists comprising the ciliates, sporozoa and dinoflagellates …   Wiktionary

  • alveolate — Pitted like a honeycomb. [L. alveolus, dim. of alveus, trough, hollow sac, cavity] * * * al·ve·o·late al vē ə lət adj pitted like a honeycomb al·ve·o·la·tion (.)al .vē ə lā shən n * * * al·ve·o·late (al veґə lāt) marked by honeycomb… …   Medical dictionary

  • alveolate — adj. containing small hollows; made of many small cells (as in a honeycomb) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alveolate — a. Cellular, favose, honey combed …   New dictionary of synonyms

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